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defense attorney ken padowitz. thank you all for joining me. >> great to be here. >> thank you. >> joy, what is your reaction to hearing that this juror says, quote, george zimmerman got away with murder? >> you know, i think, first of all, it's finally a relief to find out that really there were no blacks on the jury. there was a matter of contention. we know now this was the juror who initially wanted to charge second-degree murder. so in her mind, this was a murder, it wasn't a killing. but you have all of these dynamics. and seema can probably talk more about this than i can. you have only six people, six women, the group think and the pressure that had to be on this juror to go all the way from second-degree murder, and as she said, to fight to the end for that idea, to have two other jurors who wanted manslaughter and three jurors who wanted to acquit when they took that first vote according to b37, the other juror. so the idea that you took three people who thought that this was a murder or at least a crime and have them converted over by the pressure that had to have been put o
in a strong national defense, how do you have enough funding? i'm willing to cut entire departments. my problem with some of the more liberal members of the republican party is, they're not willing to cut spending other places in order to preserve national defense. >> joining me now is robert george, editorial writer for new york post, josh barrel and tim carnie, senior political columnist for the washington examiner. visiting fellow at the enterprise institute. you're team paul in this one, i take it? what do you think -- why do you think this is a good fight for the republicans to have? i sense you do think it is. and why is paul the one that you're backing, that you feel speaks for the party the best. >> first let me say i do not accept rand paul's premise that eating bacon makes you gain weights, i think it's the carbs. in the foreign policy realm, what we need and in the national security realm, as far as nsa, spying and the great stuff that you and glenn were talking about earlier, what we need is a robust debate and there hasn't been that in the republican party for a long time.
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, they are not necessary. the law of self-defense worked well for years and years an years. and i think there is a determination, and i was proud that both the attorney general and the president, as well as many others, have commented -- john mccain's words that these laws should be reviewed -- were also welcome, that there is a growing consensus that these laws are inconsistent with safe communities. our own poll shows race relations are, 50% of whites think race relations are fairly or very good, but only 38% of african-americans. you think that that's the impact of the verdict, partly? >> there's no doubt that the verdict has had an impact. it's, to some extent, affected people's confidence in the criminal justice system. i think that we've seen conflict and a lot of of tough language being played out indeed in the media. i remain optimistic and hopeful that reasonable minds, that people who are ready to understand that while we've come a great distance when it comes to race and race relations in this nation, in the 21st century there is a lot of unfinished work and that we've got to
at where he's going to cut spending to afford defense, maybe he should look at cutting the pork barrel spending that he brings home to kentucky at $1.51 for every dollar and not look at new jersey where we get 61 cents for every dollar. maybe senator paul could deal with that when he's trying to deal with the reduction of spending on the federal side but i doubt he would because most washington politicians only care about bringing home the bacon so that they can get reelected. >> are you going to take his advice, senator? >> this is the king of bacon talking about bacon. you know, we have two military bases in kentucky and is governor christie recommending we shut down our military bases? he wants to be this great champion of national defense. what does he want to do, shut down military bases in kentucky? in order to have enough money for national defense, you have to be willing to cut spending in other places. and governor christie and others have been part of this gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme all this money. we could have done the relief for sandy in a responsible way. i propose we do
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and not letting enough money be left over for national defense. so i think it's precisely those people that are making us weak in defense. i didn't start this one, and i don't plan on starting things by criticizing other republicans. but if they want to make me the target, they will get it back in spades. >> one makes me think of a high school student council election, gimme gimme gimme. republican king of new york issued a stark warning to the party on cnn's state of the union. here he is. >> when you have rand paul actually comparing snowden to martin luther king or henry david thoreau, this is madness. this is the anti-war left wing democrats of the 1960s that nominated george mcgovern and destroyed their party for almost 20 years. i don't want that happening to our party. >> love this fight. joining me now are two msnbc political analysts. neither strong republicans from what i can tell. david corn with mother jones and jonathan alter who comes from an old line democratic family. the a beautifully written book by john alter, "obama and his enemies." it is a fair fight because they'
are the people who are bankrupting the government and not letting enough money be left over for national defense. so i think it's precisely those people who are making us weak in defense. >> in fact, chris christie's new jersey pays much more into the federal government through taxation than it gets back in federal spending. for every dollar in tax revenue that new jersey sends to washington it gets back only 77 cents. where does the 23 cents go? to rand paul's kentucky and other states. think of them as the gimme states, if you will, who take much more from the federal government than they ever pay for in federal tax revenue. for every dollar rand paul's kentucky sends to washington kentucky gets back $1.57. chris christie might be seeking the electoral votes of rand paul's gimme gimme state someday. so he will probably use a different line of defense against rand paul's gimme gimme gimme nonsense. joining me now, steve mcmahon, veteran democratic strategist and co-founder of purple strategies. steve, who are you betting on in this fight? >> i love it. i hope they go and they fight to a draw an
line of defense against rand paul's give me, give me, give me nonsense. i was so wrong. not about the dollars and cents. but about chris christie. he went there today. >> senator paul wants to start looking at where he is going to cut spending to afford defense? maybe he should start to cut the pork barrel defense he sends home to kentucky at $1.51 for every dollars and not look at new jersey where we get 61 cents per dollar, maybe he should look at that before he looks at the federal side. because most washington politicians only care about bringing home the bacon. >> and rand paul foolishly talked about bacon. >> this is the king of bacon, we have two military bases in kentucky. and is governor chris christie recommending we shut down the military bases? he wants to be this great champion of the military? what does he want to do, shut down the military bases? he is making a big mistake fighting with the republicans, because the republican party is shrinking there on the east coast, attacking me is not helping the party, he is hurting the party. >> two military bases in kentucky,
. we do really think that the federal government, it's first priority is defense of this nation. most people think this sequester is not good for our military. how can we substitute some other spending cuts in lower priority areas so we can reinterject those dollars into the military so we don't hollow out our military. >> speaking of common ground, yesterday, the president laid out what the white house is calling a new grand barring gab well as investing in infrastructure and jobs. you have supported some of those things in the past. where do you come down on his plan? >> he's got a framework out there so we'll have to see the details. he's acknowledging we have problems. we have an uncompetitive corporate tax rate that is really stymieing investment. really disincentivizing investment into jobs and business expansion here. we've got at least 1 trillion$1 if not 2trillion of corporate income basically parked overseas. our interstate highway system, we've seen bridges collapse, so we probably do need to spend money on infrastructure. the president got his package that was supposed to
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in the shadow, the timing of her defense is being questioned. the former aide to hillary clinton is being called the good wife and the architect behind her husband's comeback. others call her overrated. the bottom line is everyone wants to know why she's standing by him. >> you have to sympathize with his wife. >> reporter: new york congressman gregory meeks is among those calling for weiner to reconsider his run. and house minority leader nancy pelosi feels even more strongly about it. >> reprehensible. it is so disrespectful of women. and what's really stunning about it, they don't even realize it. they don't have a clue. >> the controversy is having an effect on weiner's bid for new york city. a poll taken after his latest admission shows him going from first place to second. the unexpected element in all of this is his wife huma seems to be under the same scrutiny as weiner himself. >> i know we'll talk about that coming up in the next half hour. this polls shows about 73% of new yorkers think huma standing by him made no difference at all. all right. >>> federal officials have announced the
fine in your research that is concerning? >> former secretary of defense leon panetta said the next pearl harbor may well be a cyberterror attack. i think is right about that. the fact is one of the effective ways we know that the terrorists are looking to do bad things for this country is shut down the electric power grid which would complete chaos for our country. this book is about bad guys and in this cases iranians and venezuelians. it has great characters and an exciting book. >> i think we are plenty vulnerable. a lot of people working hard on it. take a look at the transmission system for electric power that provides power to all of us. we have 200,000 miles of transmission lines. 3,500 power producers. we have got tens of thousands of these transformers that step up and step down the power. most of them 40 years old and most of them made overseas. everybody, including the national science foundation that has done a study on this says we have got some real vulnerability with respect to the electric power grid. >> how can the united states do something about this? how can we
their death. now, the defense is going to have to try to show, look, there were just too many things that happened to hold him responsible for it. it's unfortunate, but he could not have foreseen this would happen and you shouldn't hold him accountable for this. that's a tough argument the defense has. the state has a pretty strong case because these women would not be dead if he hadn't been acting with gross negligence. >> it is tragic as you say all the way around. we'll follow it and see if it goes all the way through. monica lindstrom, thank you. >> thank you. >>> a graying and humbled o.j. simpson says he is sorry for the crimes that put him in prison. perhaps for the rest of his life. here he was. appeared by video feed before nevada's parole board in support of his plea that he be granted parole for burglary, robbery and kidnapping convictions. simpson is serving a 33-year sentence and would still have to serve at least four years on two other charges, eve fn the board rules in his favor. describing his clean prison record, simpson said he is a mentor to other inmates. >> i th
in the president's big speech today. i heard an offense and i heard a defense. first the obama offense. he sees the economy not getting all that much better this year or later. and doesn't want to be blamed for it. what he wants is a battle, a national debate on the following question. did the people want to persist with the rate of growth we have now with higher than healthy jobless rate that is ebbing only slowly or push for infrastructure spending and other steps that will kick the economy into a higher gear? he wants this debate and he wants to be clearly positioned on one side of it. where the republicans refuse to support the agenda and he the president is seen promoting one. now to the obama defense. he also knows clearly the republican right ramrodded by cruz, paul, and lee are planning a showdown this fall. a manufacturing crisis that risks national default. he the president wants to position himself in the national standup that coming this fall as the leader that wants government to function. his opponents those are the people that want to shut government down. he's admitting the real
a case against the other shooters. the judge ruled they fired in self-defense and said, "the law would appear to allow a person to seek out an individual, provoke them into a confrontation, then shoot and kill him if he goes for his gun. it is very much like the wild west." one of the defense attorneys added, "you can't pick or choose who's going to benefit from a law." advocates of stand your ground tend to argue the law increases public safety, but when the courts are saying it creates a wild west, acknowledging that fact as they set killers free, it's hard to take the notion of public safety seriously. the verdict in the george zimmerman trial two weeks ago might be the most high-profile example of stand your ground's unintended consequences, but it is just one of many in the eight years since then-governor jeb bush signed stand your ground into law. 13 days ago in the wake of the zimmerman verdict, a group of protesters marched into the florida state capitol, to the reception area outside governor rick scott's office. the latest sheriff of florida's wild west and those prosecutors
guess. for a white house playing defense with things like the irs controversy and the national security leaks and obama care glitches, it's taken the offensive on this issue for good reason. we're talking about more than economic recovery for the white house. this is about power and politics, boll declaring war on enemies with specific terms. john brabender is a republican extravagant gist and margie o'mara is a democratic pollster and strategist. he's laying down what looks to be the beginning of discussion. republicans would love corporate tax cuts a drop he's offering from 38 down to 25 for manufacturing. he said going to spend more money on highways something republicans have always supported. they love spending money on highways. they love to spend that money, it means economic development in rural areas. number three saying minimum wage. all the republicans have to do is say we liking that corporate tax cut. yes to that, on the infrastructure, as long as you don't waste money. on real construction and three the minimum wage i'm not going that high. we'll give you a little bit. we'
and the irs. for a white house that has found itself playing defense with things like the irs controversy and the national security leagues and obama care glitches, he has taken the offensive on this issue, and for good reason. we're talking about more than just an economic recovery for the white house. this is about power politics. this is obama declaring war on his enemies with specific terms. marg by o'mara is a democratic pollster and strategist. here is what i think he is doing. he is laying down what looks to be the beginning of a discussion. republicans would love corporate tax cuts, a drop he is offering from down to 25 for manufacturing. he is also going to spend more money on highways, something republicans have always supported. republicans love spending money on highways. they come from rural areas. they love to spend that money. number three minimum wage. all republicans have to do, john, play mr. republican here and say we like that corporate tax cut. yes to that. on the infrastructure, we'll do it as long as you don't waste money on what it's spent. on real construction. i
defense has been more things were going to come out. i've said that all along. i don't think most of us thought they would come out from after the initial tweets when he was in congress. the ones he's talking about yesterday were in the summer of last year, a year after he resipd from congress, after he says he worked it out with his wife, after they had a child together. it means he was still doing this after all of that. >> right. his resignation from congress didn't say i apologize for what i've done and i'm going to keep doing it. as familiar as we are with corrupting -- >> i like the sound of it. if you could pull that one off. >> correct. and as much strange and bizarre and outright corrupt behavior as we've all seen and dealt with in politics, this is new ground in a whole bunch of ways, and i think, when we talk about huma in particular, you've got to address two things. she is very smart. i think she's one of the few people in this whole saga who's tried at every turn to demonstrate some sense of honor and tried to keep her family together. i think you also have to remember two
and bacteria. try fixodent. it helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. >>> despite the headlines lately, i bring you proof not all spousal behavior is bad. hunter mahan is in the green shirt about to tee off. that phone call you see him getting was news his wife candy was in labor. guess what? he bolted to be with her. daughter zoe olivia was born this morning. he left a tournament that paid $1 million to the winner. very nice. >>> at the nascar brick yard, 400 today. we spell redemption r-y-a-n. ryan newman took the checkered flag today. the redemption newman's win comes a couple of weeks after he found out he is being bounced from the stuart-haass racing team after this season. tony stuart finished fourth today. i'm getting newman won't have trouble finding a ride next year. >>> new york yankees' captain derek jeter returned from his quad injury today. it didn't take long to make an impact. jeter homered on the first pitch he saw from tampa lefty matt moore. jeter's heroics helped new york avoid a sweep. the yanks e
priorities by funding defense. that's unacceptable, he won't do that. >> steve rattner, what do we see regarding this struggle that we haven't seen before? >> we have two potential government shutdowns. one, the congress has to do something to pass a continuing resolution or something else to fund the government past september 30th, or else it shuts down. and then sometime in november we probably hit the debt ceiling limit and the government can't borrow money so it can't spend money. the administration, among the many things they've tried to do this past week, which i think are worthy, to get people refocused on the economy and get people focused due to the lack of responsibility on capitol hill, we could be setting for another set of cliffs and deadline, the same kind of things that, as jack pointed out, are destructive for the economy. >> so let's fold this into the conversation. there are mixed messages when it comes to how americans are dealing with the overall economy. a survey finds 80% of adults at some point in their lives deal with near poverty, joblessness and dependence on
council to pay for his defense and sexually harassing allegedly women all across the greater san diego metro area. and there's that story. now let's go -- he's an idiot. let's go on and talk about the pope. >> it's a man thing. i'm sorry. they're so unbelievably entitled and confident and ridiculously self-aware. can i say that, jeremy? >> not looking at me -- >> which you are. >> oh, dear. >> can't believe that turned into -- i'm so happy. >> you can look that way. >> lovingly in the eye and say -- >> pope francis is back at the vatican after his first foreign trip as pontiff but the flight back to europe that is making headlines. during an airborne news conference on route from brazil the pope spoke with reporters for over an hour delivering candid responses to questions related to some of the church's most polarizing policies. news correspondent anne thompson has the story. >> reporter: from the mass attended by more than 3 million on the beach, to more personal encounters, spectacular images mark pope frances' trip to braz brazil. most dramatic moments came on the flight home. a no
, the argument in defense of them is i think it is said mcdonald's, 17% of profits or whatever goes to unemployment, salary, wages. it is not very much. it is the same argument against walmart. they have tremendous profits, pay relatively low wages. the idea is you can afford it, you can put in more. i will pick up on something greg says. you take away the first rung of the ladder of upward mobility, you get job experience, build a resume. goes back to the first thing. this is how you get going in america, is it a secret? no, some people don't understand it. i am sensitive. i want a raise, everybody wants a raise. you have to understand where you get started in this country. >> and value for work. andrea, i could ask lots of questions, your dad started all the restaurants, you worked in the industry. let me open it up to you for your thoughts on this in general. >> it is going to hurt the mcdonald's owner. a lot of them are individually owned. the owner will say let's use the example of the woman you reference. she might not get the minimum wage increase, she may lose her job. as we
. the defense enended up proving it. i was happy about it but prepared for a verdict that had nothing to do with the law. forces persuasive forces had been trying to get people up in the sheriff's office running psas and please don't riot like saying please don't think pink. what are you thinking? there were people who were subtlely encouraging civil unrest. and i thought the jury would be aware that have and not -- it's a small town. who wants to live in that kind of circumstance? i thought they'd say the simplest way is come up with a little bit of it. one guy. but they didn't. it was really, i think uplifting. >> greta: rush has mer to say about the zimmerman trial and race relations in america. you can see that right here on the record friday night at 10:00 p.m. eastern. don't miss it. right now go to gretawire.com and let us know what you think about the interview with rush limbaugh. thanks for joining us tonight. go to gret why wire.com. good night from washington. orno. the financial factor is done. >>> hi, i'm juan williams with andrea tantaros, david webb, dana perino, and my man,
. >> brian, the thing i think links what bill o'reilly said on his program last night and ray kelly's defense of his record is the idea that the best thing you can do for young african-american men, young african-americans in general is have a very intense law and order state that is very aggressive about policing and putting wrongdoers in jail because the victims of those wrongdoers are, themselves, african-american, and you have spent your adult career working in the criminal justice system. my question to you is, does that argument have purchase with you? >> no, it really doesn't. it's a distraction. trayvon martin wasn't killed because he didn't have two parents who loved him. he wasn't killed because of some social deficit or some cultural deficit. he was killed because of a p presumption of guilt. all over this country, we're allowing black and brown children to be burdened with the presumption of guilt so they live their whole lives always being suspected. we had the president of the united states acknowledging his own dealings with this p presumption of guilt. when anyone says that's
are calling special handling from the governor's office. after setting up a legal defense fund at the end of last week, after hiring a falanx of high-powered lawyers, after hiring a high-level crisis pr guy, the embattled governor of virginia today for the first time apologized. apologized for making the state a laughing stalk. said he was paying back some of the cash. which he says were loans. that said, the catering bill at his daughter's wedding, $10,000 for the other daughter's wedding, $6,500 rolex watch for the governor, $10,000 suede jacket for the governor's wife. the bergman new york shopping trip and all the rest for the wife, he's keeping all that. some of the cash he says he has now paid back and also for the first time he has said he is sorry. so far, at least, he says he is no resigning. now, if governor mcdonnell performed official actions like, say, setting up meetings with this company with state officials in exchange for all the cash and loot he took from the company, today's apology is not going to stop a federal grand jury from indicting bob mcdonnell and not stop him
to the defense spending bill, sponsored by republican amage and democrat conyers. it defines the stuff we first learns about in the edward snowden allegations. the call logs of every single verizon customer were being turned over to the government. discontinuing that practice, it's an idea that a varitable who's who. the top three republicans in the house oppose the measure. the top republican and democrat of the senate intelligence committee released a joint statement calling it unwise. more than half a dozen house committee and subcommittee chairman sent out a letter urging their colleagues to vote against it. keith alexander was dispatched to the hill yesterday. james clapper the director of national intelligence today said the measure risked dismantling an important tool. the white house released a statement urging the house to reject it. that is what this amendment was up against, pretty much no one in the top washington power bracket from either side of the political aisle wanted to be debating this thing. it's support was also bipartisan. the bipartisan coalition got their debate and the
the fact, discuss the law. see where we can go from here and understand that that was a case about self-defense and not about race. >> i think it's an interesting point. liberal blacks and conservative blacks ought to sit down together. >> absolutely. >> and have that discussion. no honkies at the table. okay? just start off with people who have divergent views in the community. >> bob? >> i like it that he said honky. i like that. >> oh, my goodness. >> it's not honky-tonk like country music. >> i have been called a honky before. >> that's because you're always in the car honking your car. >> i think jay z seems very sincere to me. did not see that kind of sincerity when he took the pleasure trip to cuba and didn't mention the fact there that most african-americans there are treated very poorly in cuba and the people there are desperate for any sort of freedom they can get their hands on. that was a pure publicity ploy in cuba. i think -- i thought what he just said was very sincere. but i help but wonder if this is so misguided when you look at the fact there was a trial, there was a jury. th
proliferate. ♪ protect your mouth, with fixodent. the adhesive helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. >>> we are back with john whitehead, a massive, frightening reality of police agencies using military tactics and sometimes not because they think there's a terrorist unit but because they're serving a warrant, think there's marijuana. most people smoking marijuana are probably pretty mellowed out, not doing much other than say hey, man, got any brownies? that's not the big worry. let's get into it. how many agencies, it is not just local police. >> no. >> federal agencies, like department of education. why the heck does department of education have a s.w.a.t. team. >> all do, irs, department of homeland security, fbi, the amazing thing shocked me, about this time last year, department of homeland security bought over a billion hollow point bullets to supply their agency, and no explanation, but i am a former infantry officer, hollow point bullets hit your body, explode, and kill you. the question is why the depar
money be left over for national defense. >> people have stopped being polite and started getting real in the republican party. that was senator rand paul, tea party hero of kentucky, and likely presidential candidate, going hard at the gop's neocon wing and throwing in a jab on disaster relief for good measure. paul was responding primarily to comments made by new jersey governor chris christie seen by many as one of paul's chief potential rivals for the 2016 republican nomination. chris christie criticized the party's libertarian shift on matters of national security at a recent panel discussion in colorado. >> this strain of libertarianism that's going through both parties right now and making big headlines, i think, is a very dangerous thought. >> christie took that shot in the wake of the house's vote to defund nsa bulk collection of phone records which failed by a narrow margin. christie's attempt to stamp out a growing fire of skepticism among the republican base toward everything from mass surveillance to foreign wars. a base that appears to be moving in a decidedly rand paulia
his legal defense was trying to clear the decks and hope that they could avoid these more serious convictions which do involve very serious sentencing time, depending on what the judge decides. >> that's right. i mean the charges that he's pled guilty to already carry a sentence of up to 20 years and now there are these charges on top of that. but one of the things that manning's lawyers were trying to do in entering this plea was to show that manning to some degree was taking more responsibility for his actions and that could also influence the judge's thinking when she decides what sentence to impose on him. >> how does this case fit in with -- fit within the larger rubric of how this administration, this justice department, this pentagon has approached these national security cases. >> well, it is a historic verdict, even though manning was acquitted on the aiding the enemy charge because historically the espionage act charges have been brought against spies and against traitors and not against people who leaked information to the media with no ill intent. >> so if you call him
of indigent defense. a number of things have to happen. but it takes people being on the streets. not nonviolent street heat i should say. >> and at the same time, we are all for correcting people, and we do in terms of their personal behavior and family and all that. but that does not justify dealing with the unequal system in terms of the justice system and other things, whether you're well-behaved or not, whether your family is correct or not, we see the plight based on a racial inequality. >> well, yes. i would say certainly, unfortunately, that is where we still are. >> right. >> we're a much better nation. we got to move to higher ground. we have to operate at an optimum level. we're not operating at the level that we need to as a society. and certainly even in our own community, there are things we must do. so i think the responsibilities with the government and within our own households. >> you know yesterday president obama met with some of news the civil rights leadership to discuss the supreme court ruling on the voting rights act. which you have fought all your life h
, and this is no defense of the language, the language was clearly bad and sexist. this is not the first time at least this new york reporter has heard language like that from a president aide. there have been notoriously rough and aggressive and really colorful press aides in and around new york city and state government over the years. this was obviously a mistake by barbara morgan. this was obviously a mistake where she believed she was off the record or thought she was off the record, tpm says she was not. she shouldn't have been saying even if they thought she was off the record in general but especially given the circumstances of this campaign. i think that yesterday, i saw anthony weiner's 5:00 event in midtown. they seem like a campaign having a very, very hard time this is not a surprise. they don't quite know what to do at this point. >> anyways, you wrote it seems weiner is trying to channel the spirit of ed koch who wasn't a bad guy. last night we saw a side of him come out when a voter challenged him on the question whether he could ever be trusted. of course, he gave a self-interested an
on the defensive? >> i'm not going to speak for what the president is doing or why he's doing it. if i had poll numbers as low as his, i'd probably be out doing the same thing. >> i actually broke out laughing out loud. has boehner seen his poll numbers lately and the poll numbers for congress? the president is at 48% positive rating. boehner's at 18%. i mean, i don't know if he was joking or delirious, jonathan. >> me either. but it begs the question so why isn't speaker boehner out there touting a jobs plan? touting an alternative to obama care which he keeps allowing to go to the floor to be repealed for it to go nowhere. i mean, speaker boehner -- poor, speaker boehner. he's in a tough position. we all know why. i think the president is right to try to go around congress. and in fact, let's keep something in mind. the president has tried to work with republicans and work with congress since he walked into the white house especially since the democrats lost the house to the detriment of his base. the base was yelling at the for why was he trying to work with people that didn't want to work w
.s.a. to stop its spying on americans. the amendments are part of a defense spending bill. the effort to halt the spying bringing together democrats and republicans. >> the debate really comes down to whether we want to allow the n.s.a. to collect these records or whether we want to deny them the funding to do so. >> this means the government's authority to collect information on law-abiding americans is essentially limitless. >>gretchen: overnight we learned edward snowden, the man who leaked how widespread the spying is could be granted temporary asylum today in russia, according to his lawyers this. >>> prince william and kate middleton revealing their baby boy to the world. the future king of england managing his first royal wave. right on queue he waved. the proud parents say they still haven't settled on that name. >> he's a big boy, a little heavy. but we're still working on a name. we'll have that as soon as we can. >> i think any parent knows what this feeling is like. >>gretchen: the duchess paid special tribute to the late princess diana. i didn't realize this when i saw the first
and know the way we defend our country, the way we have enough money for national defense is by being frugal and not by saying gimme, gimme, gimme all the time. >>brian: the question is, is rand paul talking about asking questions or the n.s.a. program. when he was saying gimme he was referring to the tpabt that peter king -- to the fact that peter king who sides with governor christie said his views are dangerous and he said peter king and governor christie look for federal aid like everybody else got federal aid like in florida and other states, for sandy. he says that is why these guys are clashing. i think it is good to have direction -- >>anna: the spat got going and heated up on twitter. governor christie at the time of 9/11 was a federal prosecutor in new jersey. if you don't live here, bridges and tunnels keep everything close. he said you need to look into the eyes of widows and orphans of 9/11 victims. then you heard from rand paul saying it is a little bit insensitive for to you say i'm out of touch with all of that. guys, don't you think this paints a bigger picture for 20
is running into turbulence. only one defense contractor said it will bid on the contract. major garrett is at the white house. major, good morning. >> good morning, charlie and gayle. the president's jets, air force one and his limousine around here we call it the beef, are brand new. but the helicopter fleet is more than 35 years old. when the president first came to the white house, he resisted getting a new batch of helicopters arguing that costs too much then he approved a smaller, cheaper fleet. but the cost ironically may stick the taxpayers with a higher-priced monopoly. we take for granted the short stroll from the oval office to the awaiting helicopter. president obama, george herbert lush, ronald reagan and jimmy carter have all used the same fleet. president nixon used the fleet too, officeafter resigning madee one a backdrop to ignominy. it's faster than the limousine. more nimble than air force one, but -- >> the existing helicopter fleet is extremely old, but it doesn't have a lot of the modern features, communication features. it's kind of like driving around in an old, o
while he was an intel analyst in baghdad. the defense argues that manning is a whistleblower. that he leaks the secrets in order to uncover abuses by the u.s. military in the war on iraq. but the prosecution contends that manning is nothing but a hacker. that he's not a whistleblower but a traitor. the most serious charges against him are aiding the enemy and espionage because many of them ended in the hands of bin laden. if convicted on either of the most serious charges the 25-year-old manning could spend the rest of his life in a military prison. >>> jim, at the pentagon, thank you. john kerry hosted israelis and palestians at the white house. the dinner is a symbolic start to the talks between the two parties. >>> two people were hurt when two trains collided head on in western switzerland. five of the people were recorded to have serious injuries. it's not clear what caused the crash. police are still searching this morning for an inmate who escaped from an arkansas jail. whole thing was caught on tape. you can see 33-year-old derrick estelle on the floor. moments later he gets u
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